362 pages ; 22 cm
Knowing that the friendships she depends on will change when her parents split up, Beth witnesses a private act of violence in her crush's home before forging a pact with her friends to offer support in the face of a life-altering decision.
With her family splintered and her future a question mark, Beth's friends-- Grace Nakamura, Brandon Lin, Sunny Chen, and Jason Tsou-- are all she has. She's certain she'll never be able to tell Jason how she really feels about him, so friendship will have to be enough. Then Beth witnesses a private act of violence in Jason's home, and the whole group is shaken. The group makes a pact to protect Jason, no matter the sacrifice. When their fierce loyalty isn't enough to stop Jason from making a life-altering choice, Beth must decide how far she is willing to go for him-- and how much of herself she is willing to give up. -- adapted from jacket
Ages 12 up.
A Junior Library Guild selection.
TRIGGER WARNING: "Contains the following content that may be triggering: a suicide attempt, conversations about suicide, instances of suicidal ideation."--Front matter.
Resources for suicide, abuse, racism, and mental health are included at the end of the book: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline -- Crisis Text Line -- The Trevor Project -- National Alliance on Mental Illness -- National Institute of Mental Health -- National Child Abuse Hotline.